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Poster: rosey842 Date: May 13, 2007 6:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

What got me thinking of this subject was hearing Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" tonight. The sax solo at the end is just perfect the way it segues out of the song. I realize it's all subjective but any other solos that just "fit" the same way?

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Poster: Scrim Date: May 14, 2007 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Frank Zappa: Torture Never Stops/Black napkins

Frank can rock his ass off!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2007 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Or this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Fs3IxuPeY

OK, maybe not, but I defy you to purge that little opening riff from your brain....

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Poster: Scrim Date: May 14, 2007 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Off to Candy Mountain, Bow Wow!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2007 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

If that wasn't bad enough, try this on for size on a stroll down memory lane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3g5G0PFuXQ&mode=related&search=

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 14, 2007 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

if there were ever and real reasons for the mods to ban a patron from using this site .... those two links were it

double ouch!!!

;)

(totally unfair posting there)

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Poster: El Senor Limpio Date: May 13, 2007 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Comfortably Numb, best guitar solo ever! Probably not best ever, but pretty close to perfect.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: May 14, 2007 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Touch of Gray and Blue Sky -- at least the best two you can hear on the radio.

Time and Comfortably Numb are in a different building and two of the best of all time.

Duane and Eric on Layla, enough said.

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: May 14, 2007 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

high hopes- David gilmore

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Poster: ststephen7 Date: May 14, 2007 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

morning dew 5-8-77
loser 10-29-77
peggy-o 10-18-78
playin in the band 8-27-72

This post was modified by ststephen7 on 2007-05-14 18:43:52

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 14, 2007 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

It's hard to come up with a complete list of favorites, because I'm sure something else will come to mind later, but this is some stuff that I thought of right off.

Some other great sax: Us & Them. For that matter, the rest of Dick Parry's work on Dark Side Of The Moon, as well as his Shine On You Crazy Diamond solo. And Gilmour's in Time is some of my favorite Floyd. Add to that the end of Have A Cigar and I'll let it go.

Ian Anderson's first big flute solo on Thick As A Brick

I've always been partial to Zappa's solo on Inca Roads

Buddy Guy's live release of Damn Right I've Got The Blues

Allmans: Jessica

Santana: Europa

Steve Howe at the end of Siberian Khatru on Yessongs

How about the acoustic lead at the end of Midnight Getaway on Run For The Roses. I've always been a sucker for the pedal steel work on Eep Hour from Jerry's first solo album. The fade on Mission In The Rain is pretty sweet stuff, too.

Okay, now for the real Top 40 stuff:

Page's Stairway solo

I never cared for Queen, but I am a fair-weather Brian May fan, and what he did at the end of We Will We Rock You is electric rock guitar at its best.

I have a tendency to crank it up to 11 when Frampton drops the voice box tube and kicks into the rest of the Do You Feel Like We Do solo.

And speaking of kicks, I'm prepared to take a few to my back side for this one, but it sure didn't hurt Thriller's ascension to the top of the heap in sales for Eddie Van Halen to guest on Beat It.

This post was modified by BryanE on 2007-05-14 15:59:00

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Poster: elkdog Date: May 13, 2007 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

It's kind of cliche to say this, but Hendrix's solo in "Machine Gun" on band of Gypsies is unreal.

A little bit newer, I'm a big fan of Trey's solo on "Chalkdust Torture" off of A Live One. That's Phish. You heard me.

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Poster: MissedTheBus Date: May 13, 2007 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

...Speaking of Hendrix solos, I just love the outro for Bold As Love. It just closes out the song with such a burst of energy. Puts a smile on my face every time I hear it.

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: May 13, 2007 7:25pm
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"stash" has gotta be my favorite trey solo, and some you enjoy myselfs.

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Poster: deadpig Date: May 13, 2007 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

id have to say the solo from warren haynes during "beautifully broken" from the deepest end concert.

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 14, 2007 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Never feel like you're being cliche' when citing a Jimi Hendrix solo.

With that, All Along the Watchtower deserves a mention.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 13, 2007 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Hendrix does "Born Under a Bad sign" as an instrumental on a "Hendrix Does the Blues" release...some of my favorite guitar playing ever...

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Poster: Ellis Van Sofa Date: May 13, 2007 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best solo (dead or non-dead)

Paul Leary's solo in The Wooden Song (Butthole Surfers)

The solo in Goodbye to Love by The Carpenters

Any and every pedal steel solo by Sneaky Pete (R.I.P.)